AKA takes aim: The music industry has dead by the government

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AKA takes aim: The music industry has dead by the government

AKA takes aim: The music industry has dead by the government
Rapper AKA has expressed his disappointment at how “OGs” within the music industry have did not intensify to leadership roles and assist artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The rapper took to Twitter to lambaste the “absolute barren of leadership” he’s seen since the coronavirus arrived in SA.
AKA takes aim: The music industry has dead by the government
“All these people we call “OG’s” within the music industry are quite as f*** with regards to the way to lead us during this pandemic. An absolute barren of leadership. what’s to become of our artists and their livelihoods?” he asked.
AKA takes aim: The music industry has dead by the government
A follower of the rapper, assuming that AKA was referring specifically to veteran artists, replied that the OG had no power, as their hands were tied also. AKA explained that he was actually pertaining to leaders within the business and government side of the industry. those with all the facility, influence, and money to affect real changes.
AKA takes aim: The music industry has dead by the government
“I’m talking about those in high positions in government. High positions in multi national companies. With numerous tenders. Enriching themselves,” he said.

AKA said he’s convinced “the entire music industry has been left for dead by the government”.

The rapper went on by engaging the spokesperson to sports, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa, Masechaba Ndlovu. He said the recent gazetting of the reopening of arts and cultural spaces provided greatly for sports but didn’t do justice to the humanistic discipline .

AKA questioned what plans, if any, existed to make sure that the pandemic doesn’t completely cripple artist.

“80% of this document refers to sports and guidelines concerning sports. Where may be a clear plan for the preservation of the humanities and people hooked in to the humanities for his or her survival?” he asked.

Masechaba responded, saying: “Remember that we are still under a national state of disaster. When the minister is prepared to pronounce on specific subsectors, as per the Disaster Management Act, he will do so accordingly. For now, the newest gazetted directions are clear.”

Read the remainder of their engagement below.